June 30, 1924 - July 17, 2020
Burial Date: July 23, 2020
Funeral Home Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, Inc.
BlackObits Remembers Civil Rights Leader and Minister C. T. Vivian
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11AM; Providence Missionary Baptist Church; Family only seating due to COVID-19 restrictions, live cast of service will be available here.
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Flowers can be sent to the funeral home: Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, 1003 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30310, (404) 758-1731, or to the Church: Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2295 Benjamin E Mays Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311, (404) 752-6869
Rev. C. T. Vivian (July 30, 1924 – July 17, 2020) was an American minister, author, and close friend and lieutenant of Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. Vivian resided in Atlanta, Georgia, and founded the C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute, Inc.
Senator Barack Obama, speaking at Selma’s Brown Chapel on the March 2007, anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, recognized Vivian in his opening remarks in the words of Martin L. King Jr. as “the greatest preacher to ever live.”
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